China Lottery Sales Buoyant In 2016

Year on year rise of 7.3 percent recorded

China's overall lottery sales continued to rise in 2016, according to figures released by the Ministry of Finance, which show a year-on-year rise of 7.3 percent to RMB 394.6 billion (US$57.5 billion).
Welfare lottery sales rose 2.5 percent to RMB 206.5 billion, while sports lottery sales rose 13.1 percent to RMB 188.2 billion.
The Ministry figures reveal that in December there was a 7.2 percent increase in overall lottery sales, with welfare lottery sales reported at RMB 19.98 billion and sports lottery sales was RMB 16.6 billion.

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